Electoral district of Rockdale

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district rockdale 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1927–1930
MP John Flowers
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Area 41.79 km2 (16.1 sq mi)

Rockdale is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It's localities include Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Beverley Park, Bexley, Bexley North, Brighton-Le-Sands, Dolls Point, Kogarah, Kogarah Bay, Kyeemagh, Monterey, Ramsgate, Ramsgate Beach, Rockdale, Sandringham, Sans Souci, Turrella, Wolli Creek.[1]

It is represented by John Flowers of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Definition of Electoral District[edit]

An electoral district is a geographically defined area, and each district elects a representative to the Legislative Assembly. New South Wales is divided into 93 State electoral districts.[2]


Rockdale electoral was first created in 1927, with the breakup of the multi-member St George. In 1930, it was abolished and largely replaced by Arncliffe.

Rockdale Council sought a new electorate for Rockdale as early as 1937.[3] In 1941, Arncliffe was abolished and replaced by a recreated Rockdale and Cook's River.

Map of Rockdale[edit]


Members for Rockdale[edit]

First incarnation (1927–1930)
Member Party Term
  Guy Arkins Nationalist 1927–1930
Second incarnation (1941–present)
Member Party Term
  John McGrath Labor 1941–1959
  Brian Bannon Labor 1959–1986
  Barrie Unsworth Labor 1986–1991
  George Thompson Labor 1991–2003
  Frank Sartor Labor 2003–2011
  John Flowers Liberal 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Rockdale[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Flowers 19,072 43.3 +9.9
Labor Steve Kamper 15,990 36.3 -14.0
Greens Lauren Moore 3,877 8.8 +1.2
Independent Michael Nagi 3,274 7.4 +7.4
Christian Democrats Anita Strezova 1,881 4.3 +4.3
Total formal votes 44,094 96.2 +0.4
Informal votes 1,757 3.8 -0.4
Turnout 45,851 92.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Flowers 20,546 53.6 +13.9
Labor Steve Kamper 17,805 46.4 -13.9
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +13.9


  1. ^ "Rockdale NSW Electoral Commission". Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electoral boundaries - NSW". NSW Electoral Commission. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "New electorate sought by Rockdale Council". 12 June 1937. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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